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Portrait of an unidentified gentleman

Artist:
Léonard Limosin (ca. 1505–1575/1577)
Date:
mid-16th century
Culture:
French, Limoges
Medium:
Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt
Dimensions:
4 5/8 × 3 5/16 in. (11.7 × 8.4 cm)
Classification:
Enamels
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.702
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
The upper right corner is a replacement from the nineteenth or early twentieth century.
Signature: At bottom right in gilt: L L 15[?]

Inscription: Label on reverse: Claude Condinet, a noted Protestant musician who set to music the psalm of Mozot. [Curator's Note: No evidence has yet come out to justify this identification, which appears arbitrary]
Sigismond Bardac , Paris ; Benjamin Altman (January 1908–1913; bequeathed to MMA)
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